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Old 07-12-2017, 09:02 PM
 
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Are you 62 years or older? If so, you may want to get over to your nearest National Park or Monument and purchase the lifetime Senior Pass for $10, before August 28th. The price is rising to $80 August 28th. In order to get the $10 price you need to buy it in person; online it will cost you $20.

Just passing this on because a great deal is about to get more expensive, and it is a lifetime pass, good for you and up to 3 others in your car.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:18 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Got mine the day I turned 62. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:12 PM
 
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Going to miss that deadline by 16 days.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Salem,Oregon
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Going to miss that deadline by 16 days.
I am missing it by 7
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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I miss the deadline by 9 days.
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I got mine last year. Wife will miss it by 8.5 months.
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:30 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Ouch, must be a "Federal Government formula" similar to HC cost increases with A(?)CA. (Which was actually a 6x increase for me)

Too bad they do not offer a 'lifetime' for 46 yrs of buying annual passes. (Always have lived very near a NP or 2)

I liked the "Golden Age" designation, but seniors might have been considered to 'lower the value of the 'Gold''

The NPS gets a bit touchy if you refer to the SENIOR pass as a Golden Age Must be a PC thing.

Fortunately, you will still be able to GET a Senior Pass! It is certainly a good 'value' at $80! IIRC they were going to add additional restrictions to the new pass, but I may be wrong.

PS: I see... all benefits stay the same,

If you need to spread your cash flows / or infrequently visit NPS... You can buy an annual Senior Pass for $20 and when you have bought (4) and show their receipt you can trade for a $80 lifetime pass

https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/se...gn=senior_pass

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Old 07-13-2017, 03:34 AM
 
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I am disabled and draw SSDI.

I got my national Park pass years ago.

It was free I think, if not I paid the $10 fee.

It gives me and up to three guests free admission to the national parks.

I got mine at Steamtown National Historic park in Scranton PA.

If you are disabled, you should be able to get one, no age requirement. I got mine about age 42.

I have a paper pass(it was back then), I guess now they are plastic. Next time I am at a national Park, I think I will see if I can trade it for the plastic one as I have lots more living and parks to visit.

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Old 07-13-2017, 03:54 AM
 
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That's a 700% increase.
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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Truthfully, a lifetime pass to all National Parks for only $10 was obscenely cheap! I never expected the price would stay that low until I reached age 62.
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